Dog Breeds

Guard dog breeds
Guard dog breeds
Throughout history, one of the main jobs of the domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard against unwanted people or animals. While many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, there are specific breeds that are known for possessing the characteristics needed to best ward…
Life expectancy dog breeds
Life expectancy dog breeds
According to Pet Premium Pet Health Insurance, the Rottie is the most expensive dog breed to own. A strong dog with an energy level that fluctuates from couch potato to whirlwind, this is a pooch who requires a large fenced yard. A big dog who can weigh up to 180 pounds, the Saint Bernard is most famous…
Name a skinny breed of dog
Name a skinny breed of dog
This tiny sighthound is most famous for its svelte look and delicate walk. These little dogs make good companions, but their long bones have all the strength of a sparrow leg so they are prone to injuries. In fact, they are so fragile that they have to be kept leashed all the time so that they don’t…
dog breeds with docked tails
dog breeds with docked tails
Source: SC Psychological Enterprises photo Dogs that have undergone medical procedures to alter the shape of their ears or the length of their tails seem to acquire a certain combative appearance and there is some new data which suggests that this appearance causes people to judge the personality of…
Peruvian dog breed
Peruvian dog breed
The Spanish conquistadors, who are said to have found these dogs living amidst orchids in Inca homes, called them “perros flora”: flower dogs. They are also sometimes called moonflower dogs, Inca hairless dogs, and Peruvian hairless dogs. From the long wedge of a head to the tapering tail, the PIO, as…
Dog breed closest to a wolf
Dog breed closest to a wolf
Every scientist works on important research that, let’s be honest, can often be difficult for the rest of us to wrap our minds around. But Dr. Elaine Ostrander and Dr. Leonid Kruglyak study something almost everyone can relate to: Dogs. Their research, published in Science Magazine in 2004 and reported…
Breeding a dog in heat
Breeding a dog in heat
If you own more than one dam, they will usually cycle together; one dam in heat will bring other dams into heat. A female should NEVER be bred on her first heat (she has immature eggs) and preferably not her second either. The rule of thumb that works best is to breed on the third season, or at one and…
Easiest breed of dog to own
Easiest breed of dog to own
Laid-Back Lifestyle Looking for a laid-back dog that’s just as happy relaxing at home as he is playing in the park? Check out these breeds that come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes to match your lifestyle—and throw pillows.) 1. Bulldogs Known for their gentle disposition, lovable personality…
Docked tail dog breeds
Docked tail dog breeds
Purebred dogs are purpose-bred dogs and come in all shapes and sizes. The characteristics that make each of these dogs unique also help them perform the function for which they were bred. The physical appearance of the dogs illustrates this, and is also an important part of the breed’s history. For example…